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Nov 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
>>> this morning, my question. what if mitt romney is the next president of the united states? plus, 5.4 million private jobs created. >>> teaching students to be citizens. first, why sandy should make us ask, what is a disaster anyway? >>> good morning. i'm melissa harris perry coming to you from horockefeller city, the new york city still reeling from the effects of superstorm sandy and her landfall earlier this week. today, 2.5 million people remain without power and at least 40 new yorkers have died in the storms aftermath. almost half of those deaths were in just one of the burroughs that make up the five burroughs of new york, staten island. now, this striking image was captured by an nbc producer and staten island. sandy's wake left the debris in the backyard of john della rosa's severely smashed home. smashed plates mingled with halloween decorations. overwhelmed by the devastation, rocked by the power of the storm, he is left to pick up the pieces of the storm surge which sent more than 8 feet of water into the neighborhood. he is also left to grieve the losses of his next
Nov 3, 2012 3:00pm PDT
in this race, mitt romney may be moving to the middle but he is carrying with him a social agenda for women that swings so far to the right he barely is on the track. and according to recent poll, almost half of the elections most crucial, women voters, are running right behind him. you see, a "usa today" gallop poll found that governor romney pulled within one point of president obama among women who are likely voters in battleground states spop when you look even closer at the supposed coalition of women supporting president obama you find that they're not necessarily coalescing and their gender. in 2008 president obama's largest base of supporters were african-american women. his supporters were also latin thats, young women, same-same-sex loving women, women who have travelled the many roads that lead to the intersection where our identities meet. what matters most is that women show up for ourselves because, as we've seen over the last year, if we don't, there are those who will be happy to show up for us. the importance of showing up even when the door gets slammed in your face wasn't
Nov 4, 2012 7:00am PST
and romney support. when you include cuban americans in the counting, president obama is leading by a slight margin, 51%. if, however, you look at it with cuban americans excluded from it, then all of a sudden president obama it leading at about 65%. obviousli obviously, that's an krags indication that you end up with national origin and other issues. >> i think florida is a microcosm for that diversity. in south florida, the miami area, you have a cuban american vote that's very republican. regardless of the generation. then you go into the i-4 corridor and you see the explosion of the puerto rican vote. interestingly enough, you have democrats but also a growing number of independents. then if you go even further, you have a smattering of mexican americans. what is the trend for the future there. it's not mexican americans in texas. it's going to be puerto ricans and cuban americans. we've been talking about latinos being pandered to. they're not. there's a lot of hot and heavy wooing going on. but the reason is because it works. we know from research i've done with colleagues that when yo
Nov 17, 2012 7:00am PST
. that will beeping sound you hear is the gop bus backing up over mitt romney. >>> and our national obsession with abe lincoln. but first, the power struggle continues. it is deja vu all over again. >>> good saturday morning. i'm melissa harris-perry. now, if you've been paying attention to the news in the past week, you've probably been hearing some big confusing and scary sounding words. words like budget crisis, deficit sequestration, and of course, the fiscal cliff. listening to breathless elected officials discuss the fiscal cliff can be terrifying. as the story goes, we've made some bad choices over the years. we've tried to outrun it, but in the ends we're trapped and it sounds like like our country is facing this. ♪ but let's just take a moment and breathe. because fear is not going to help. and facts will. here are some of the facts. if a new plan for the federal budget is not reached between congress and the white house by the end of the year, january 1, 2013 will be the first day that significant spending cuts and meaningful tax increases take effect. adding up to about $500 billion in 20
Nov 10, 2012 7:00am PST
, they the romney family has chosen to give back in public service and that is the legacy and honor that we applaud tonight. >> he gave us the outline of an agenda. >> reducing our deficit, reforming our tax code, fixing our immigration system, freeing ourselves from foreign oil. we've got more work to do. >> and once again the entire speech was crafted to reflect the national motto of out of many, one. >> we are greater than the sum of our individual ambitious and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. >> so steady and familiar was the president's acceptance that if malia weren't two feet taller than the last election, they may have thought they traveled back. this is illustrative of an argument i've made about president obama. by my reading, president obama is a procedural democrat. he has a deep and abiding faith in the processes of democracy and it's on these processes, on these ways of engaging that he rests his fate in our ability, in our systems capacity to eventually reach just and fair outcomes. the president
Nov 11, 2012 7:00am PST
pessimistic than that. what the nation said that they objected the romney/ryan agenda. they rejected the idea that society made of takers and givers and the job creators are the people that have to be exalted. i think they voted for preserving the social safety net. i don't know approximate they voted for growing that, because obama didn't run on that largely. >> he did run, jonathan, on the notion of the end of bush era tax cuts at the very top. it feels like, if there is a mandate, that mandate has everything to do with the perception of the opposition, right? if the opposition cowers there's a mandate, if not, there's not a mandate. i want to listen to the president himself that he believes the mandate about taxes. let's listen to that. >> i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. i'm not going to ask students and seniors and middle class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me making over $250,000 aren't asked to pay a dime more in taxes. [ applause ] >> i'm not going to do that. this was a central question during the election. it was debated over and over
Nov 24, 2012 7:00am PST
forget the moment in the debate when it sounded like mr. romney was suggested that gun violence is directly caused by single parents. >> oh, yeah. when he said that, it was really interesting. i thought about columbine where you had these kids who actually had parents who both of the parents were in the home. presumably, they were the typical and healthy, quote, unquote, american family. so, yeah, this idea that the only families that can produce healthy children are those that have a mother and a father is really problematic. we have defied that over time we have had single mothers raising wonderful children. a study came out recently showing children of lesbians or gay couples are just as healthy if not more resilient than children from other families. >> there is a pretty substantial proportion. of same-sex parents, a 2010 study, about a quarter of same-sex women couples are raising kids. about 11% of male couples are raising children. >> we can have whatever emotions we want to have about it. these are the new demographic realities that we face. >> lesbian couples of color a
Nov 18, 2012 7:00am PST
the israelis and the palestinian was far more positive than that expressed by mitt romney to the degree that gives you an idea where that is coming from. that part is clear. >> i'll give you the last word because we're moving out of time. our eyes are going to stay on all of these questions. moving forward, we're going to talk a bit about our other foreign policy entanglements. stay with us. the president is in thailand today as part of a three-day international trip. tomorrow he will stop in burma, making the first ever sitting president to visit the southeast asian nation. we'll focus more on the president's second term agenda and the one thing we know for sure he's going to be doing. but it's not like everyone is going to break into a karaoke jam session. ♪ this will literally probably never happen. ♪ don't know what i'd do ♪ i'd have nothing to prove ♪ i'd have nothing to lose [ male announcer ] zales is the diamond store. take an extra 10 percent off storewide, now through sunday. >>> there are always many unknowns when it comes to foreign policy for the commander in chief.
Nov 25, 2012 7:00am PST
. >> this was the moment so lost in the debate. when mitt romney says okay, if we're going to have women working, then we need flex time. so they can go home and make dinner. no. but just before he said that horrible thing, he wasn't completely wrong about the need to start thinking in these more flexible ways in a variety of different job settings. >> low wage workers show they have the least flexibility. >> exactly. >> as we look at where jobs are occurring and how jobs are occurring, we're now on this 24/7 work cycle. women with small children who are working night shifts, it's hard enough to get daycare during the day. but if you're working the night shift and you don't have a family member to help take care of your children, in many locations it's literally impossible. >> approximate you're the walmart worker who has to go out on thursday night, thanksgiving night at 8:00 p.m. to start your shift for black friday and there were many, many women in those circumstances, where is your 6-year-old why doing that. >> why does being a woman mean insecurity in terms of finances? this is the state we're in.
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